Yesterday was a gorgeous day here in Chicagoland. Low seventies and a bright blue clear sky (that doesn’t happen much). I went to Bible study all morning and when I came out, I knew I would have a hard time going in the house and staying in. I needed to be out in God’s creation. So Phoebe and I skipped homeschooling and went for an hour walk in the woods of Pilcher Park just south of us.
We weren’t the only ones enjoying the beautiful day, the squirrels, chipmunks, and other little creatures were busy scurrying around. The leaves were just barely rustling in their new colors as they started to turn around the edges. The blue sky poured down through little vents in the canopy above and rays of sunshine beamed onto our path. It was quiet. It was sublime.
I felt the Spirit in that place and I opened up the window of my heart to let Him in. I breathed deeply, letting Him fill every cell that He designed in such an intricate way. And I prayed silently the whole walk for Him to fill me with that peace, not only in the midst of His beautiful creation, but that I would hold onto it as I went back to the world that humans have created.
This morning (and I am typing this Friday morning in October, no prescheduled this week–hence why I am behind), anyway THIS morning I am praying for the Spirit to come fill me, that He will come fill you, that we will feel His wondrous peace and hope. That we will feel comfortable in knowing that we are loved unconditionally in the biggest most radical way.
Today I open my window and let the Spirit in–I pray that you do as well. Christ’s peace be with you.